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Item 236 - Titanic Catalog 489 (Dec 2016)

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Sold Price: $10,003.35 (includes buyer's premium)

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Remarkable original mounted matte-finish 6.75 x 4.75 photograph of the infamous iceberg that the Titanic struck on the night of April 14, 1912, affixed to its original 9.75 x 8 photographic mount. The photograph, taken by Carpathia passenger Louis M. Ogden on the morning of April 15, depicts the North Atlantic horizon, with the iceberg at the left. In fine condition, with a tiny piece missing from the lower left corner tip of the mount.

Louis M. Ogden was a New York socialite aboard the RMS Carpathia during the Titanic disaster who helped to photograph, document, and assist the survivors. This was among the thirty images he captured that day, and he kept a similar example in a personal album identified as, ‘The berg the Titanic struck, taken at sunrise’ [photocopy included]. The shape of the iceberg in this photograph is also a close match to a drawing by artist Colin Campbell Cooper, also a passenger aboard the Carpathia, who made a sketch of the two-peak iceberg on the horizon on the morning after the disaster. Photographs of this iceberg are understandably tremendously rare, and often disputed; the preponderance of evidence supporting this example make it a truly spectacular, museum-quality piece.

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